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July 19, 2014

Retirees: Sitting disease may be killing you

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Don’t just sit there. It may be killing you. Getting off the couch and moving more might lengthen your life, as well as decrease your risk of dementia, physical disabilities and other serious medical problems. For several years, health experts have been sounding the alarm about the dangers of “sitting disease,” which is sitting too long or too much. The term captures how many people are glued to their seats…

Ukraine, rebels agree on security zone at crash site

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HRABOVE, Ukraine — Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists agreed Saturday to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet to allow the orderly removal of the bodies of the 298 people killed in the shootdown of MH17 over eastern Ukraine two days ago. The Malaysian airliner — en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 183 passengers and 15 crew members — crashed into rebel-held…

Teacher adopts ‘holy terror’ student no one else wanted

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– Cruz Riojas came from a troubled home: He was reportedly beaten by his stepfather, lived in a decrepit one-room lean-to with six other family members, and wore the same clothes to school every day, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. He also caused trouble in school and was known as a “holy terror,” says Linda Hooper, a teacher who first encountered Cruz in the early ’80s, when he was 12 years…

Seven things parents hate buying

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Buying items for kids brings a sense of joy to most parents. To see their faces light up with excitement at the sight of a new toy, game, outfit, or technology device is often rewarding. In 2011, the average child received $309 worth of toys, which is kind of a lot of money when you think about it. It equates to around $26 per month. This around the same amount…

Who Needs Dentists? Early Humans Ate This Weed

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NEWSER) – The purple nut sedge, or nut grass, is generally considered a nasty, fast-spreading, and hard-to-kill nuisance weed today. But for our ancestors, it not only served as a nutritious meal, it cleaned their teeth, according to a new study on PLoS ONE. An analysis of hardened bits of plaque from the teeth of ancient skeletons in Sudan reveals that those who ate the plant had surprisingly few cavities, Nature World News reports….

Outrage after Indian girl, 6, raped at her school

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of people angry over alleged police inaction after a 6-year-old girl was raped at her school in southern India rallied Saturday to demand that authorities arrest those responsible for the attack. More than 4,000 parents and relatives of children who attend the school in Bangalore, India’s technology hub, shouted slogans against the school’s administration and demanded that police arrest those involved in the July 2…